There are 7 million unpaid carers in the UK.
Who is a carer? You are a carer if you look after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who due to physical or mental illness, disability, age related difficulties or an addiction cannot cope without your support.
Carers are unpaid and are not the same as paid care workers.
By 2037 it is estimated there will be 9 million unpaid carers in the UK.
3 in 5 of us will be a carer at some point in our lives.